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Nerita versicolor

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lexID:
6030 
AphiaID:
419506 
Scientific:
Nerita versicolor 
German:
Nixenschnecke 
English:
Four-toothed Nerite/ Variegated Nerite 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Gastropoda (Class) > Cycloneritida (Order) > Neritidae (Family) > Nerita (Genus) > versicolor (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gmelin, 1791 
Occurrence:
Cuba, Jamaica, Caribien, Mexiko (Øst Pacific) 
Size:
2 cm - 3 cm 
Temperature:
0°C - 25°C 
Food:
Alger 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
Easy 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Nerita adenensis
  • Nerita alveolus
  • Nerita antiquata
  • Nerita argus
  • Nerita ascensionis
  • Nerita aterrima
  • Nerita atramentosa
  • Nerita chamaeleon
 
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in this lexicon
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-09-09 20:09:32 

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Nerita versicolor Gmelin, 1791

Synonymised taxa :
Nerita flammea
Nerita tricolor
Nerita striata
Nerita selot
Nerita nigrocincta

As diverse as the synonyms used, so varied is the color and pattern of this sea slug.The English name Variegated Nerite expressed the variety of colors and patterns.The main distribution area is Caribbean sea.Nerita versicolor is nocturnal, hiding during the day under rocks.It feeds on algae.

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